James Brabham

  • DIED: May 23, 2017
  • LOCATION: Gheens, Louisiana

James D. Brabham, Sr., 74, a native of Liberty, MS and resident of Gheens passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Visitation will be held at Vacherie Gheens Community Center on Friday, May 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will resume at the Center on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until funeral time. Funeral Services will be held at the Center at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Des Allemands.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen Ann Brabham, sons, James D. "Dewitt" (Sheryl) Brabham, Jr., Thomas T. "Tommy" (Elizabeth) Brabham and Lonnie (Leslie) Pelotto; daughters, Rachel A. (Ryan) Dupre, Lou Ellen T. (Kenny) Pellegrin and Michelle "Mimi" (Robert) Guidry; brother, Philip Brabham; sisters, Alexzene Banker and Patricia Myers; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius T. and Bertha Hodges Brabham, brothers, Quinn Brabham, Julius Brabham, Jr. and Herbert Brabham; sister, Julia Mae Morgan, Geraldine Jenkins and Arie Jean Smith,

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Larose.

He serviced in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 83 in Lockport.

He was retired from Valentine Paper Company.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.


Visitation
  • Friday, May 26
    4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Vacherie-Gheens Community Center
  • 1783 Highway 654
  • Gheens, LA 70355
  • (985) 532-5740
  • Get Directions
Visitation
  • Saturday, May 27
    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Vacherie-Gheens Community Center
  • 1783 Highway 654
  • Gheens, LA 70355
  • (985) 532-5740
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Saturday, May 27
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Vacherie-Gheens Community Center
  • 1783 Highway 654
  • Gheens, LA 70355
  • (985) 532-5740
  • Get Directions
Graveside Service
  • Saturday May 27
  • St. Gertrude Catholic Church
  • 17292 LA Hwy 631
  • Des Alleamnds, LA 70030
  • (985) 758-7542
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ So Sorry for your loss Mrs. Karen, he was such a sweet and kind man. He will be missed dearly by so many. RIP Mr. James ”

Posted by: Melinda Guidry - Gheens, LA

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